Thu 09-06-2022 09:25 AM
BERLIN, 9th June, 2022 (WAM) — A woman is dead and up to six people are in life-threatening condition after a car struck a school group in a busy shopping district in the German capital on Wednesday, officials said.
A 29-year-old German-Armenian man drove his Renault compact car onto the pavement of the west Berlin thoroughfare Kurfrstendamm and into a group of people at around 10:26 am (08:26 GMT), German press agency (dpa) quoted the police as saying.
The person killed was a teacher from the central German state of Hesse who was visiting the city with her class. All of the injured were from the school group, including some 10th grade pupils and another teacher, the Hessian state government said.
As well as the deceased teacher, there were 14 injured members of the school group, including five or six people in life-threatening condition and three more seriously injured, a police spokesperson told dpa.
The driver, who lives in Berlin, was detained shortly after the incident occurred.
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